Romena, The Castle

These ancient ruins belong to one of the most famous castles in Tuscany


The beautiful Casentino valley provides the backdrop for the three imposing and majestic towers of the Romena Castle which rise up from an altitude of 621m. 

It is one of the most famous castles in Tuscany and has a long, rich history. It dates from around the beginning of the XI century when the Conti Guidi family made it one of the most important defensive fortresses in the region. 

Today the castle’s ruins are considered one of the most evocative sites in the Casentino area, both for the delightful natural surroundings and the architecture of the castle which blends in so well with the landscape. The imposing Romena Fort, with its drawbridge and prison tower, is a must-see for visitors to Casentino. 

The site has a wonderful panoramic view of the surrounding countryside and was immortalised by Dante Alighieri in his Divine Comedy.

Pratovecchio has been made part of the National Park of Casentine Forests
A centre in the Casentino area in the province of Arezzo, with about 3,000 inhabitants, Pratovecchio represents one of the historical nucleuses of the Guidi Counts’ power, feudatories of the Empire that dominated the Casentino until the XV century. The village’s origins date back to the Early Middle Ages but the first, definite mention of it is from 1191. ...